Ep. 49 | Why Burying Your Desires Will Hold You Back In Your Life Purpose
Published April 6, 2021 by Tom Hermann
As a believer, how do you handle your desires? Do you feel the freedom to walk in those desires or do you suppress them because you believe that a "good Christian" should not fulfill their desires? This is a constant struggle for most believers and can potentially cause them to miss out on their life purpose.
In today's episode, I want to share with you how your desires are put inside of you to help you fulfill your life purpose. Religion has taught us, as believers, that fulfilling our desires is a sinful thought and action. There's an idea that a "good Christian" sets their desires aside and "take up their cross." Religion has positioned following Christ as a life that is hard and undesirable. Yet, Jesus said that He came to give us life and to give it to the full. He also said that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.
The purpose of life is to complete your God-given assignment to grow his kingdom, and it requires faith to follow His word and operate within our desires as He has designed. Therefore, when we believe that a desire is evil it is actually a result of a God-given desire that either cannot be fulfilled or we try to fulfill that desire in the wrong way. Hopefully this episode is encouraging to you to explore what desires you have suppressed due to a religious mindset, and what desires has God put inside of you that will help you fulfill your assignment.
If you don't know how to operate within your desires then you're life will always feel like it's coming up short
There are not any evil desires. There are desires that lead to evil outcomes, but it's a result of the desire being fulfilled in the wrong way
The idea of materialism has kept many believers stuck in a religious mindset, and what if nice things could be used as a way to show others what is truly valuable: God's kingdom?
Think about what is possible if you realized the desires you have are to accomplish the assignment that God has for you